Building My Indoor Garden With EarthBox
Most people are using EarthBox to make their small indoor garden, so am I. It is simple to do, the basic steps are to choose the right earthbox and plants for your garden.
I have found an earthbox from windowbox only price $49.9. I think I can using stickers to make it be more beautiful.
The patented EarthBox was developed by commercial farmers and proven on the farm. This growing system controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden with less fertilizer, less water and less effort! No digging, no weeding and no guesswork necessary. And you can set it up in just minutes.
Features a reservoir from which the plants draw water when needed. The container is made from UV-protected plastic that prevents the formation of mold and the invasion of pests. Includes wheels which allow you to move your EarthBox outside during the day and inside at night. Perfect for those with only a porch, patio or deck.
And I find a review from amazon (It is $62.39 on amazon): The Earth Box is an innovative approach to container gardening. The reservoir system ensures that the plants get exactly the water they need. All you have to do is keep the reservoir from drying out, which requires you to fill it every other day or so. You can’t over-water – you just fill the reservoir until water comes out the overflow hole. Plants use different amounts of water at different times of their growth, so when I fill the Earth Box every other day, I sometimes topped it off quickly and sometimes needed to fill nearly the entire reservoir. When plants are using more water, it can take a lot of time to fill the reservoir. I set up a rain barrel with a 1.5″ flexible tubing and a spigot, which fills the Earth Boxes very quickly. It took forever using a watering can. The fertilizer strip system works wonderfully too, providing adequate nutrients without risk of burning the plants (you don’t use slow release fertilizer in the Earth Box).
You can use the Earth Box to grow transplants, or to plant from seeds. One word of caution – make sure the cover doesn’t cover your plants, especially your emerging seedlings, or the sun will burn the plants. I cut out a square instead of an X for each plant (if the plants are too small to rise above the cover), which increases the chance of weed seed getting into the potting mix but decreases the chance of sunburn.
My plants were a little slow to take off, but they out-grew and out-produced my garden plants. The Earth Box is easy to set up and easy to maintain. However, they are heavy once filled. I use a hand truck to move them in for the winter. They are made of durable plastic, but they can be punctured – one of mine got caught on a protruding nail head and now has a hole in the bottom. Also be aware that the Earth Box requires ongoing purchases – at least of the covers which will need to be changed every year. However, you can use your own potting soil and fertilizer.
Choosing plants for your indoor garden
The Bromeliad is a beautiful plant with a bright, fragrant bloom that lasts longer than the blossoming period of a typical plant, whether the plant is indoors or whether it Is outdoors. It will easily enhance the overall decor and ambiance of your home %u2013 you will immediately be able to see the difference an indoor garden can make.
The Pothos is a very popular indoor garden plant. It is also referred to as Epiremnum aureum, Phothos aureus, Raphidorphora aureum, or Scindaspus aureus. The name of this plant changes all the time %u2013 even among the scientific community. Nonetheless, all terms refer to the same, lovely, indoor home plant. They are very interesting plants, featuring golden yellow to white shades. They are heart-shaped vine (ivy-like) leaves that flourish beautifully and require very little maintenance.
Another great example of a low maintenance indoor plant is the spider plant. A friend of mine has one of these (who, I must mention, has a real knack for killing plants) and I can testify that they are very difficult to kill. A spider plant makes great house-warming gift for a friend or family member. The spider plant likes to have medium sunlight %u2013 which is simple to achieve %u2013 even when there is very little direct sunlight that comes through your windows.
The snake plant is another great example of easy maintenance indoor gardening plant. The only real problem that most people with snake plants face is death by over watering. That makes it nice. You don%u2019t have to remember to water as often as you would with other kinds of plants. The snake plant has very low light requirements than many other plants indoors and outdoors %u2013 therefore, it is suitable for virtually any indoor environment.
Of course, there are other indoor plants that require just a bit more care than those I mentioned above. These are for people who want to improve their indoor gardens and are willing to push just a little more effort. These are plants such as the Sword Fern, the Dragon Tree, or the Jade plant. It all depends on the plants that best suit your personal taste.
The Jade plant is a lovely addition to practically any home garden. Nonetheless, these plants want a fairly strong amount of sun light. These are very popular feng shui plants. Unfortunately, these plants are very susceptible for the mealybug to reside %u2013 especially if it is not taken care of. If the Jade Plant begins to decline, the more easily it will die. If it is kept healthy and if mealbug infestation is prevented, your plant will have a long and happy life.
Sword Ferns are known to be tolerant of an incredibly wide variety of dryer conditions than most ferns require. Perfect for a home in the desert or somewhere else where the humidity is low, the Sword Fern is a beautiful addition to the home. It will change your home decor and the ambiance of your living space, whether you have an outdoor garden, room for an outdoor garden, or space for plants only inside.
Dragon Trees are also a medium maintenance indoor plant. They can live for a long time, and grow to be a virtually permanent part of your home decor. The genus of Dragon Trees tends to be most happy in dryer and lighter conditions but they are adaptable to many kinds of home, office or apartment space. There are many places where you have probably seen Dragon Trees. You may see it again and realize you really like the look. It is a great way to enhance your home, garden or office space.
So we move on . . . here are the tough ones. These are the indoor plants that will need some TLC, nonetheless the plants you pamper will improve the striking allure of an indoor garden more and more beautiful than the indoor plants that are easier to take care of. These are indoor plants such as Orchids and Bonsai Trees. Orchids such as Epiphytic plants, Psuedobulbs and Terrestrial orchids are very popular among the kinds of higher maintenance indoor plants available.
Bonsai trees can create such a wonderful ambiance in someone%u2019s home. The feng shui attributes are unlike any other. It is like having your own, living miniature forest, whether you have three trees or five. Nonetheless, the Bonsai will require much of your attention and care. An indoor Bonsai garden can be designed in many ways. For example: set up your trees among a small pebble garden raked in circular patterns or designs. Or you can have a garden indoors with little trees arranged on a cascade of stones or granite. It%u2019s your choice.
Orchids are also luxurious and alluring indoor garden plants. Elegant indoor orchids require much love and care (you have to pay attention to them for sure) but boy are they worth it. There are many beautiful orchids available for indoor garden home decor, but be sure to follow the care instructions exactly as they are laid out for you. In addition, do not hesitate to consult a gardening expert about your specific kind of orchids and how to keep them as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
You can have a beautiful garden indoors all year round! Fragrant and stunning, elegant and incredibly impressive, the indoor garden of your personal design could be the most wonderful part of the overall ambiance of your home decor. From simple to maintain and inexpensive plants, to difficult, beautiful plants for your home decor, find excellent kinds of indoor garden plants perfect for you! Why not find the most beautiful plants for your indoor garden? You will be surprised at the difference it makes. (Sorry, I don’t know the author about this article. )
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